Top 5 things to do this week

Photo credit: Andrew Hamilton
Photo credit: Andrew Hamilton
Photo credit: Andrew Hamilton


I’m sorry to disappoint, but we’re looking at yet another week of freezing weather… Since it always helps to have a reason to leave the house, here’s our top 5 things to do in Edinburgh this week:

  1. Café Ceilidh: St. Andrew’s Day Celebration at The Scottish Storytelling Centre. Today, 2 pm
    Even though St. Andrew’s Day is only tomorrow, the Scottish Storytelling Centre celebrates our patron saint today already – with an afternoon session of traditional songs, music, poems, and, naturally, stories. Get in celebration mode NOW! Free entry.
  2. Jack and the Beanstalk at King’s Theatre
    Treat yourself to a Christmas pantomime! After last year’s giant success of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott have returned to the stage of Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre. Their take on the 1807 fairytale promises magic beans, music, special effects, bundles of audience participation, and, of course, lots of laughs.Find tickets and showtimes here.
  3. “Blueswater” at Leith Depot. Saturday, 3 December, 8 pm
    The Edinburgh-based band that tours internationally is coming to Leith for a gig in their home town. As always, these boys guarantee for a great night filled with rhythm’n’blues, funk, soul and rock’n’roll.Tickets are available here.
  4. The Monkey Barrel Comedy’s Big Christmas Friday Show. Friday, 2 December, 8.30 pm
    Host Rick Molland presents the best up-and-coming stand-up acts in Scotland and beyond. As always at the Monkey Barrel, lots of laughs are surely in store.Tickets are available here.
  5. Poets Against Humanity at The Banshee Labyrinth. Sunday, 4 December, 8 pm
    A poetry session inspired by the card game “Cards Against Humanity”, where, according to The Skinny, “poems are ruined and no one likes Eddie Redmayne”. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?Free entry.